Acts 26:20-30 NIV

20 First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.

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21 That is why some Jews seized me in the temple courts and tried to kill me.

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22 But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen—

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23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.”

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24 At this point Festus interrupted Paul’s defense. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.”

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25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable.

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26 The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner.

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      27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”
      28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”

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      29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”

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      30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them.

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